September 6, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Reed Elsevier (Nederland) has joined Workplace Pride as its 28th Member. Reed Elsevier is a publisher and information provider operating in the science, medical, legal, risk and business sectors. It is listed on several of the world’s major stock exchanges and is a FTSE 100 and FT Global 500 company.
“We welcome the addition of Reed Elsevier to the Workplace Pride family and are pleased to see yet another new sector added to the Foundation” said David Pollard, Executive Director of Workplace Pride. “Reed Elsevier’s membership is a clear demonstration that they value their LGBT employees and clients, and are prepared to help support the visibility of our community” continued Pollard.
For more information regarding Reed Elsevier joining Workplace Pride, please write to Michiel Kolman at: M.Kolman@elsevier.com
For information about joining Workplace Pride, please write to David Pollard at: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 3, 2012
“Being Trans at Work” is the theme of the upcoming symposium being organized by Transgender Netwerk Nederland, and to be held in Dordrecht, The Netherlands on 25 and 26 October.
International research shows that transgender people are often unemployed or under-employed and socially isolated. Yet a 14-year study in the Netherlands shows that 42% of transgender people have a higher education as compared to 25% of the general working population. Why the discrepancy? What can be done to better integrate transgender people into the working world and what is the unique quality that so many transgender people bring to the workplace?
These and other questions, will be explored at the Symposium which will cover themes such as:
- European legal environment for transgender people
- Practical tips about better positioning of transgender people in the workplace
- Creating a ‘game plan’ for greater acceptance of transgender people in the workplace
Workplace Pride is pleased to be an organizing partner of the event alongside three of its members: IBM, Accenture and Philips.
For more information regarding this ground breaking event see their website at: www.etp-symposium.eu